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  1. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Participants in SCMP poverty debate tell government to focus on education

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 05:29am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Chun-ying's policy address next month. "Anybody in Hong Kong, faced with serious issues like unemployment, infirmity, disability or family, education and so on... can be sure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1380111/participants-scmp-poverty-debate-tell-government-focus-education
  2. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Hong Kong's poverty rate halved if housing subsidies are counted, study finds

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... welfare payouts like the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance and disability allowance as income. The number of people living in poverty falls to just over 1 million in this calculation. Leung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1301454/hong-kongs-poverty-rate-halved-if-housing-subsidies-are-counted-study
  3. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Reform of CSSA welfare payments urged to bring people out of poverty

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... to be a standard ... a more scientific way to base those levels on. "It's obvious that the system is very outdated." Other suggestions include allowing disabled people or those ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1326054/reform-cssa-welfare-payments-urged-bring-people-out-poverty
  4. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Half a million survive on less than HK$120 a day

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... network; disabled; unemployed; poorly educated; or without any savings. Calling for a universal pension scheme to better protect the elderly in poverty, he said: "The risk of severe poverty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1293653/half-million-survive-less-hk120-day
  5. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Relief measures for the poor after poverty line established: Carrie Lam

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by LAUREN HO, Phila Siu

    ... conditions." The Community Care Fund Task Force will find ways to alleviate the city's imminent social problems, she said, giving the example of an extra subsidy for severely disabled people who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1137384/relief-measures-poor-after-poverty-line-established-carrie-lam
  6. News - China - POVERTY

    Distant dreams of a better life for the working poor of Qingbao village

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... and a leaking cement bungalow in the mountains of Hubei's Enshi autonomous prefecture- with his grandfather, father and mentally disabled elder brother. He had a wife, but she left four years ago. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1228641/distant-dreams-better-life-working-poor-qingbao-village

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